Idaho Panhandle National Forest officials are asking for help to curb vandalism at facilities at popular recreation areas.
“We are urging anyone who witnesses vandalism to report it as soon as possible,” said Randy Swick, Coeur d’Alene River District ranger. Recent vandalism includes:
•Glidden Lakes outhouse destroyed at lower lake. Perpetrators used a vehicle to knock over the outhouse and damage the foundation.
•Elsie Lake outhouse damaged: broken windows and damaged door.
•Shoshone Park outhouses damaged and garbage and broken glass left in a picnic pavilion.
Replacing vault toilets can cost $15,000 each, Swick said.
To report vandalism, call the Coeur d’Alene District at (208) 765-7316 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours and on weekends, contact the Shoshone County sheriff at (208) 556-1114.
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